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In this week's Nature Genetics, a multi-institute team publishes a nearly complete reference genome of the cultivated octoploid strawberry, which resulted from the hybridization of two wild octoploid species that descended from the merger of four diploid progenitor species into a single nucleus more than one million years ago.

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UK Royal Statistical Society is organizing a working group to develop guidelines for assessing COVID-19 tests, the Guardian reports.

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In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of tremor condition, analysis of a West and Central African tree used in traditional medicine, and more.